Empowering Communities

Variety is the Spice of Life: PACO Collective Wins ComEd Supplier Diversity Award

May 9, 2017

Overall Performance for Professional Services: PACO Collective

PACO Collective, a cross-cultural marketing agency based in Chicago, speaks the language – literally and figuratively – of the audience that it serves.

“We are multicultural and multilingual, and that’s by design,” says Ozzie Godinez, the chief executive officer. “We represent the markets our clients serve.”

ComEd recently honored PACO Collective with the Overall Performance for Professional Services award at ComEd’s 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Awards on April 27.

The annual awards event is an opportunity for ComEd to honor and celebrate successful minority, veteran and women-owned suppliers that are helping to drive community and economic development across northern Illinois.

PACO Collective, which markets primarily to the Hispanic community, has worked on numerous marketing and advertising initiatives for ComEd.

“ComEd has helped us grow substantially over the last five years,” says Ozzie, who started PACO Collective in 2006 with Pablo Acosta, the company’s chief creative officer.

ComEd’s relationship with PACO is an example of ComEd’s commitment to helping diverse companies be successful. In 2016, ComEd added 132 diverse suppliers to its program – a 26 percent increase – for a total of 516 certified-diverse suppliers. Since 2011, ComEd has injected more than $5.52 billion into its supply chain in Illinois, largely driven by the smart grid program created by the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), according to a report filed in April with the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Watch the video for more information about PACO Collective.